We are opposed to the proposed Free Schools in Lambeth


July 15th, 2011 at 6:48 am

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THE Government wants us to believe there is no money for repairing schools.

Schools minister Nick Gibb might as well have suggested that Liverpool schools will have to put a bucket under a leaking roof, because the country is skint.

However, become an Academy or a “free-school” and his boss, education secretary Michael Gove, will pluck some money off his magical money tree.

No wonder that schools are milking the academy cash cow – who can blame them?

And, as for free-schools, we know one school is getting £15m.

If the target of opening 100 free-schools is hit – including expanding the private Maharishi School, in Ormskirk, which teaches Beatles-style meditation – the bill could top £1bn.

What we are witnessing is a systematic and ideologically driven attempt to break local authority stranglehold on education

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